These Mac Models are Compatible with macOS Sierra


During today’s WWDC keynote, Apple renamed OS X to macOS, as we had all expected. With this new version of macOS, it drops support for older Macs, specifically those made in 2007 and 2008.

Below is a list of Macs that are compatible to run macOS Sierra, according to Apple at their keynote:

  • MacBook (late 2009 and later)
  • iMac (late 2009 and later)
  • MacBook Air (2010 and later)
  • MacBook Pro (2010 and later)
  • Mac Mini (2010 and later)
  • Mac Pro (2010 and later)

MacOS sierra

The following Macs capable of running OS X El Capitan right now, did not make the cut for macOS Sierra:

  • MacBook (late 2008 Aluminum)
  • MacBook Pro (mid/late 2007)
  • MacBook Air (late 2008)
  • Mac mini (early 2009)
  • iMac (mid 2007)
  • Mac Pro (early 2008)
  • Xserve (early 2009)

Developers received access to macOS Sierra beta for testing today, while the public beta will arrive in July, followed by a widespread public release in the Fall.

Did you Mac make the cut for macOS Sierra?


  • Yearoftherat

    My Macbook Pro (late 2009) made the cut but unfortunately not having Bluetooth 4.0 means I won’t be able to use some of the features in Sierra.

  • Dominic

    I know right, especially on continuity so much missed opportunity. Macbook late 2009 user right here.

  • Brad Fortin

    “iMac (late 2009 and later)”


  • Mark

    I have MB Pro mid 2009. I should have waited a few more months to buy it. Doomed 🙁

  • Toparm

    I was able to add a Bluetooth 4.0 dongle to my 2011 MB Pro to get Continuity features. Works great and the Bluetooth mouse isn’t jumpy anymore too.